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Date of Birth 23 October 1940Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 26 August 2009Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameEleanor Louise Greenwich

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Ellie Greenwich was born on October 23, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Eleanor Louise Greenwich. She was married to Jeff Barry. She died on August 26, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City.

Spouse (1)

Jeff Barry (28 October 1962 - 1965) (divorced)

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Hit #122 on Billboard's Bubbling Under singles charts in 1973 with "Maybe I Know" (Verve 10719).
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1991.
A musical, "Leader of the Pack", was written about her life and the music she wrote. "Leader of the Pack" became a Broadway musical and has also been performed as a high school musical production in several high schools as well as a musical production in a number of community theater groups.
Survived by her sister, Laura Greenwich Weiner, brother-in-law Robert Weiner, niece Jessica Weiner, and nephew Richard Weiner.
Songwriter, arranger, and producer.
Co-wrote many hit songs, including "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Then He Kissed Me", "Chapel of Love", "Leader of the Pack", "Be My Baby", and "Baby I Love You".

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